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Do Duxton
Explore the citys hippest hill with this handy guide. By Chin Hui Wen

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1. LE PEtit CANCALE

37 Duxton Hill, 6238-5549, www.lepetitcancale.sg.

See Open Door, p 25.

different sizes: 25ml, 75ml or 150ml. On tap are choices like the house red, a 2008 Chteau La Croix Figeac (from $2.50/25ml).

9. GREENs oN sCREENs
37 Duxton Rd., 6221-1310, www.greensonscreens.com.

12. EN MotioN DANCE sCHooL


74 Duxton Rd., 9159-7811, www.dance-en-motion.com.

2. LAttERiA MozzARELLA BAR


40 Duxton Hill, 6866-1988, www. latteriamb.com.

6. FLoR PtissERiE
2 Duxton Hill, 6223-8628, www.cakeflor. com.sg.

Dont miss fresh cheeses such as stracciatella sprinkled with bottarga ($20) and nodini with proscuitto ($22) at this mozzarella bar owned by the il Lido group. Mains like melt-of-the-bone lamb shanks ($35) round out the menu.

Stop at this Japanese bakery/caf for maple, blueberry and caramel cheese tarts ($3.20), as well as the yummy chestnut marron pie ($4.20).

This caf-bar-indoor golfing center features a simulator with advanced technology and interactive graphics. Its currently closed for renovation but is set to reopen in late June.

10. tHE PiGEoNHoLE


52-53 Duxton Rd., 62262880, www.thepigeonhole.com. sg.

Specializing in Latin dance lessons think salsa, tango and bachatathis studio is a haven for happy-footed couples. Trial classes go for $10. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, the house also hosts hot and heavy social dance parties called Latin Nitez ($3-5).

7. BRoADWAy CAFE
15 Duxton Rd., 62246131, www.facebook.com/ bwcafe?sk=wall&filter=2.

3. Wok & BARREL


13 Duxton Hill, 6220-0595, www.thewokandbarrel.com.

Chef-owner Shen Tans modern Singaporean eatery offers nasi lemak sets (from $7.90) and specialties like beef rendang pizza ($13.90). See dining feature, p 23.

Chow down on wedges and onion rings (both $6.90) while enjoying a private movie screening (they have a large projection screen and have themed movie nights every so often) at this homely spot.

Pick up preloved books (from $3) at this indie alcove. The multifaceted establishment also serves Highlander coffee (from $3.50), The Pigeonhole displays local art and hosts budding music acts.

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13. RiCHARD koH FiNE

71 Duxton Rd., 6221-1209, www.rkfineart.com.

11. LA MAisoN FAtiEN


76 Duxton Rd., 6220-3822, www.lamaisonfatien.com.

Focused on contemporary Southeast Asian art, this gallery is currently displaying work by Filipino abstract artist Jay Ticar (from $8,000). They also represent local art collective Vertical Submarine (from $1,200) and art installation specialist Yeo Chee Kiong.

4. BuyAN RussiAN HAutE CuisiNE & CAviAR BAR


9/10 Duxton Hill, 6223-7008, www. buyan.sg.

8. LittERED WitH Books


20 Duxton Rd., 6220-6824, www. facebook.com/pages/Littered-withBooks/153135064725041.

Throw back a selection of over 50 vodkas (from $13/shot) at their downstairs bar. They go great with bites like khachapuri ($10), Georgian goat cheese flatbread.

5. PRAELuM WiNE BistRo


4 Duxton Hill, 6238-5287, www.praelum. com.sg.

This book store repositions its furniture weekly, so customers get a fresh browsing experience each time. Pick a cornerour favorite nook is among the travel and food tomes upstairs and read away the afternoon.

This modest space serves arotating variety of winesdispensed by two Enomatic machinesin three

Dishing out traditional 59 Duxton Rd., 62252055, www.facebook. fare is this atmospheric com/pages/Avbrasserie decorated with Galleria/262445763769900. French paraphernalia. At this audio visual Dig into pan-seared foie equipment store, pick up gras with caramelized high-end pieces such as Audioapple-raisin glaze ($18) Technica headsets (from $38) and duck confit ($28). AV Galleria and iPod docks by brands such as Served alongside are vinos a JBL and Harman Kardon (from $100). from their famed namesake winery For a more immersive experience, Maison Fatien (from $80/bottle). theyll even build you a custom home theater system (from $3,000). n

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upcoming on May 19: Launch of Chefs of the Margaret River Region cookbook with author and photographer Sue-Lynn Aldrian-Moyle. Check their Facebook page for updates.

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wo years ago, it was best known for its girly bars. A year ago, for its new foodie arrivals. Now, Duxton Hill has come into its own with an eclectic mix not just of restaurants, but bars, bookstores, art spaces and retail outlets.

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